Marie Wilcox: The last fluent speaker of Wukchumni

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This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.

Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni. For years she has been working to create a dictionary of her language and teach it to others.

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4 Responses to “Marie Wilcox”

  1. Carlos Solís

    Hopefully she can find a competent linguist to help her finish that dictionary!

  2. Christian Totty

    I just watched this short film, and was totally reminded of my Granny. I’m sending Ms. Marie and her family lots of love and positivity on their journey. Thank you for sharing this story. This site is so rad!

  3. WorldPeaceCo-Exist

    Thank you… it is just so amazing much much I look like you… I feel so much like I know you both… I would love to get a copy and perhaps help in some way to keep the language alive. Thank you Marie and Jennifer.